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Nov 10, 2012 9:00am EST
a career fair for vets at george mason university. news 4's derrick ward joins us from the patriots center with more on today's veterans career hiring event. a great event, derrick. >> indeed it is. this is a second annual one. i can tell you there have been a lot of people coming through these doors with great posture. you know there is something good going on here. the second annual event like this is part of the american freedom festival in conjunction with that. joining me now is sergeant major of the army jack tilly. thank you so much for joining us today. >> thank you so much for inviting me. >> my pleasure tell me about this. why was this job fair started? >> because right now it was started because there was about 11% of the veterans that joined the military after 9/11, the national average for veterans is 7.7%. the other problem you have is that even during this current war you had about 6500 killed, 50,000 veterans that are, have been wounded. one in five have some form of ptsd and 150,000 homeless veterans. so it's about helping our veterans find work and employment. that is why
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 6:00am EST
to us. >> sounds great. >> expectations have been met. >> okay. thanks. >>> in the news the beltway is still reeling after cia director david patraeus resigned because he had an extra marital affair. nbc's chris clackum has more on the retired general's surprising resignation. >> reporter: in his resignation letter to president obama david petraeus who took over at the cia in 2011 wrote, after being married for over 37 years i showed extremely poor judgment by engaging in an extra marital affair. such behavior is unacceptable. b both as a husband and as a leader of an organization such as ours. petraeus resigns just days after his boss won re-election, but president obama accepted it, saying about petraeus and his wife holly i wish them the very best at this difficult time. >> a little too soon to tell today because of how sudden this was but for lack of a better term petraeus is a legend. he is one of the few generals in american history to get so much credit for so many things. >> reporter: petraeus had been scheduled to testify at house and senate hearings next week on the terror
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